Swiss exhibition works to help information junkies

The Libyan war, the Greek debt crisis and the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal have all been rich fodder this year for news junkies -- but is today's information overload healthy?

Short-term debt and depressive symptoms may go hand-in-hand

Results to be published in the Journal of Family and Economic Issues suggest that having short-term household debt—credit cards and overdue bills—increases depressive symptoms. The association is particularly strong among ...

Research shows impact of student debt on small business creation

Small business creation—a critical economic engine—is significantly hampered in areas of the country where residents carry more substantial student loan debt, according to research co-authored by Brent W. Ambrose of the ...

New research debunks popular method of paying off debt

(PhysOrg.com) -- Consumers with multiple debts routinely mismanage them, paying off small debts first even when larger debts have higher interest rates, says a University of Michigan researcher.

New study shows how the US can avoid a debt disaster

A new study by John Merrifield, professor of economics at The University of Texas at San Antonio, describes a way for the United States to curb its spending and stop the growth of the astronomical national debt, which is ...

Financial education key to reducing student loan stress

It is estimated that a quarter of American adults currently have student loans to pay off, and most do not have the financial literacy to manage debt successfully. The average student in the Class of 2016 has $37,172 in student ...

Report shows millennials have high debt and little savings

High debt, low savings and a lack of financial literacy are the unfortunate hallmarks of millennial financial health, according to a new report developed by the George Washington University Global Financial Literacy Excellence ...

Did watching television put Americans in debt?

A new study conducted by researchers at Hunter College reveals that the role of advertising in household consumption and debt may be greater than suggested by existing research. Drs. Matthew Baker and Lisa George (Economics) ...

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